Chelsea Clinton Keystone XL Pipeline Arrest, Protest Photo at White House isn’t Real

March 4, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

Chelsea Clinton was not arrested at a Keystone XL Pipeline protest, as is claimed in a viral photo this week.

Nearly 400 people were arrested at the White House for protesting the construction of the massive pipeline on Sunday. 

Clinton, the daughter to former President Bill Clinton, was not one of the protesters.

The photo, which shows a young woman who looks like Clinton, was tweeted out by Anonymous on Twitter and it went viral. 

The Freedom Informant Network identified the woman as Mollie Wetherall.

Later, NowThisNews published a video that says Clinton and a “guy in a Captain Planet” costume were both arrested, which also went viral.

AP’s update for the arrests: Pipeline protesters arrested at White House 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Police are arresting a couple hundred people who strapped themselves to the White House fence on Sunday to protest the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline.

The protesters were mostly college students who participated in a peaceful march that began at Georgetown University and ended outside the White House. They chanted “climate justice now” and carried signs such as “don’t tarnish the earth” in their efforts to convince President Barack Obama to reject the pipeline. They say it will contribute to global warming.

Protesters were passionate but quite orderly. Police were waiting for them with buses and vans to speed the process.

The protesters cheered as U.S. Park Police warned them that blocking the sidewalk or strapping themselves to the fence would lead to their arrest.